Rashmi Ramesh Shanbhag

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Termites are considered soil engineers and key bioturbators in tropical and subtropical soils. A large number of studies have described the specific properties of the aboveground mounds that termites construct to protect their colonies from environmental hazards. However, there is a paucity of information on properties of soil sheetings; more temporary but(More)
The influence of physical and chemical properties of 20 species of imported wood on degradation of the wood by termites under field conditions was studied. The wood species studied were: Sycamore maple, Acer pseudoplatanus L. (Sapindales: Sapindaceae) (from two countries), Camphor, Dryobalanops aromatic C.F.Gaertner (Malvales: Dipterocarpaceae), Beech,(More)
This paper provides a user friendly pictorial guide for the identification of 15 wood destroying termites of south India with distinct characters and routes. The species included in the key are Coptotermes heimi (Wasmann), Heterotermes malabaricus Snyder, Microcerotermes flecheri Holmgren and Holmgren, Microtermes obesi Holmgren, Odontotermes assmuthi(More)
Spatial distribution, abundance and assemblage of termites depend mainly on the local conditions and habitats in which they thrive. Striking differences are observed in the species richness, number of clades and functional diversity of termite assemblage between different habitats. This study aim was to examine effect of human interference in the diversity(More)
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